LOS ANGELES – LeBron James Wilt Chamberlain passed – another very much who joined Los Angeles Lakers during the last stages of his career – for the fifth place on the NBA schedule scoring Wednesday against Portland Trail Blazers.
James Chamberlain joined a runner a-1 with 3:55 left in the fourth quarter and passed on the free sheet. James finished the game with 44 points – his first 40-point game and season by Laker since Kobe Bryant scored 60 at his career end – and now has 31,425 points for her career. James added 10 and nine assistant repairs winning Los Angeles 126-117 at the Staples Center.
"When I can do what I love doing, and do it at this level – and even get excited to the favorites that have played this game never – it always brings me back to my home Akron, [Ohio], "James told Dave Pasch on ESPN on television after the game." And know where I came, knowing how hard it was to get to this point – it just never was in a happy way. I'll give it all to the above man for giving me God's abilities. I can take full advantage of em. And then my training staff and my team team throughout these 16 years so far have reached this point. "
Los Angeles has been a long way since its opening night break to Portland Trail Blazers.
The Lakers gave a guardian, Rajon Rondo broke his shooting hand in late gray making at L.A. win on Wednesday night. He said a source that the Lakers expect it to be out of three to five weeks.
James said that the ball and shirt of the game would be sent to the School of Pledge I in Akron to display.
James Chamberlain in the same category as Shaquille O Neal – the all-time scorer No. 8 – was a phenomenon to count.
"One of the leading forces we ever had in our game along with Shaq," says James. "One of the best Lakers ever to play the game. One scorer score. One of the biggest scorers, who were re-players to play this game ever. -droed, [multi]dimension of athlete People had never seen something like that in that time. So, it's only predominantly in every part of life. Not only just basketball, but just a period. "
The next up on the career scoring list is James Jordan's childhood hero, Michael Jordan, in the fourth place with 32292 points. If James maintains his average score score of 26.4 points and does not lose any games due to rest or injury, he should transfer Jordan at the end of January.
Besides Jordan, the names that appear before James on the list are related to the purple and gold. The top three score in the league history all played for the Lakers at some point in their careers. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) is the first, Karl Malone (36,928 points) is second and Bryant (33,643 points) is third. Featuring Chamberlain and James, he played five of the highest score in NBA history for the Lakers at some point.
LeBron James talks about what it means to pass Wilt Chamberlain for a fifth every time scoring and reflecting on the fourth fast Lakers victory.
James scored 13 to 15 of the foul line against the Blazers – seasonal attempts were high – but Luke Walton, the Lakers coach, said his star deserves even more. More way.
"It takes beating out, it's true. It takes a bidding every time you drive, and you have to put hands on it. You have to do it. put in place chains because of its size and strength, "said Walton. "It's similar – if you looked at a video – it's likely that it could shoot 100 games free of charge if everything was called, but the same thing as I played with Shaq. Shaq that was used to Get a lot of people and do not have leaflets for free, but he does a great job of playing that way and making plays. "
Tyson Chandler took an exception to some of the Portland goals set on James – Jusuf Nurkic who contacted the head of James and called for CJ McCollum for a sudden brother 1 for raising James's arm and pulling it on to # 39; r floor.
"I do not like any team member to get hit like that, especially a vet like LeBron who has taken a lot of hits throughout his career," said Chandler at ESPN. "You do not like to see that at all. I thought it was a bit aggressive after the dirty, and what's upset me."
Nurkic was a pantomimed child crying after the McCollum space while James was on the floor.
"Incoming and in contact, many times are so strong and strong, it does not look like a lot, but here, they are & # 39; I'm sorry, "Chandler continued. "He won the respect [of the league] to get that kind of calls. Not one of those men who go there and [exaggerating contact] every play, so that may be why [he doesn’t get the calls]. "
Chamberlain, of course, had to deal with her own set of unfair circumstances as the league expanded the lane, so she could not go to her to avoid cutting three seconds and create an offensive basket interruption to stop scoring the ball when it was on the edge – something it was specializing in.
"Well, it's a part of what makes Lakers work so amazing," said Walton when James was asked to pass Chamberlain. "You have this story here … In order to be there, she talks more to what she has done for her whole career, obviously, as a player. The fact that he is in Laker's shirt as he does nothing adds to the legacy of what the Lakers have. "
Then, an anecdote Walton shared the dominion of the man called "The Big Dipper".
"I've heard great Wilt stories from being around the Laker organization, including where he would take the ball in practice and put it in the paint because he said, That's two automatic points, so I'm not going to waste my energy & energy if I get it in the paint, "said Walton with smirk. "So there are some good Wilt stories around halls and Lakers. But our game has never been seen as one of the leading players."
Some of James's young team members left their satisfaction with their obvious performance.
"I grew up watching him doing so so she was pretty cool on the floor with him," added Lonzo Ball. "Just being out there, I did not know he had had the numbers he had tonight, but obviously he had a great game, and the statistics showed him."